Kilmartin Museum

Kilmartin Museum
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Kilmartin Glen, in the heart of Mid Argyll, is one of Scotland's richest prehistoric landscapes. Over 800 historic monuments, cairns, standing stones, stone circles and rock art dating back over 5000 years have been recorded within this area.

Kilmartin Museum collects and cares for all of the archaeological objects that are found, by chance or excavation in Mid Argyll. Visitors and locals alike are able to enjoy these artefacts in the Museum gallery and they are able to step outside into the landscape to enjoy the sites and monuments where they were found. The Museum continues to carry out archaeological surveys and its excavations are continually uncovering new and exciting artefacts.

Also on site is our award winning cafe and gift and book shop stocked with jewellery, art, cards and craftwork from local artisans. Our bookshop provides a range of fiction and reference books, of which many have a local or Scottish theme.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archaeological site

Opening hours

March-October Daily 10.00-17.30
November-December Daily 11.00-16.00

Closed: January-February

Admission charges

Adults: £5.00
Children: £2.00
Families: £12.00/£8.00
Concessions: £4.00
Friends: Free

Discounts

  • Historic Scotland
Getting there

Kilmartin is two hours from Glasgow, eight miles north of Lochgilphead and 30 miles south of Oban on the A816.

Additional info

Occasionally meetings are held in the library so it is better to check the library is available before travelling. Guided tours of the monuments are available during the summer months, please check website. Coach parties and groups are welcome but please book in advance.

Collection details

Archaeology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Story telling at Kilmartin Museum

  • 14 July 2015 1-3pm

The passing on of stories is an ancient tradition in Scotland and the rest of the world. Join Claire Dangerfield for a fun and interactive storytelling session at Kilmartin Museum.
Suitable for 3 to 6 year olds.

This event is outwith the museum, if visiting the museum normal admission fees apply.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1644

Guided walk of Kilmartin Glen

  • 15 July 2015 1:30-4pm

This walk will enable visitors to the Museum to get out into the Glen and learn more about what makes Kilmartin Glen special.

The walk starts from the museum at 13.30 and takes 2hrs to 2 ½hrs. The route is flat but some of the walk is across fields with uneven surfaces.
It will visit the key historic sites in the glen, including Temple Wood, North & South and Glebe cairns and the Nether Largie Standing Stones and is led by two of our knowledgeable volunteer walk guides who will be able to tell you about the history of the glen while you enjoy a walk in the stunning landscape.
No need to book, just turn up on the day.
Maximum 20 people.
Sorry, no dogs.

More information about our guided walks can be found on our website

This event is outwith the museum, if visiting the museum normal admission fees apply.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1623

Prehistoric pottery workshop at Kilmartin Museum

  • 16 July 2015 1-3pm

An opportunity to make a prehistoric pot! A drop-in event suitable for adults and children. A charge of £1.00 per pot.

Admission

£1.00 per pot. Event is outwith the museum, if visiting the museum normal admission fees apply.

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1624

Getting there

Kilmartin is two hours from Glasgow, eight miles north of Lochgilphead and 30 miles south of Oban on the A816.

Kilmartin Museum
Kilmartin
Argyll
PA31 8RQ
Scotland

Website

Our website

www.kilmartin.org

E-mail

General information

museum@kilmartin.org

Education department

education@kilmartin.org

Telephone

01546 510278

Fax

01546 510330

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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